Tayali Back in Court Today

Political commentator Chilufya Tayali will be back in court in a case he has been sued for criminal libel by Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja. Tayali’s case was adjourned on June 2 after Kanganja testified alleging that the remarks … Continued

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Political commentator Chilufya Tayali will be back in court in a case he has been sued for criminal libel by Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja. Tayali’s case was adjourned on June 2 after Kanganja testified alleging that the remarks on facebook by the accused hurt his reputation.The accused pleaded not guilty to a count of criminal libel. In his testimony Kanganja denied that the police worked under any interference in referring to the Mongu Motorcade Incident. Kanganja told the court that whenever the President is visiting a province, the Commissioner of Police prepares an ‘operation order’ that is sent to his office for scrutiny and approval. “Your Honour there is an operation order outlining the duties, who will be in charge, the number of police officers, places to be covered, communication and transport,†he said. Kanganja told the court that he was therefore hurt when he read Tayali’s posting alleging that he bungled the Head of State’s security detail in Mongu. “Due to this article there was an outcry where people asked me to resign,†he said. “It was a clear indictment that I am to be charged with treason that is what the article was about. In other countries I would have been arrested and charged for treason.†Tayali will open his defence today. The post Tayali Back in Court Today appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Rotary President-Elect Sam Owori Dies

[Independent (Kampala)] Evanston, Illinois, United States -Rotary International President-elect Sam F. Owori died unexpectedly on July 13 due to complications from surgery.

[Independent (Kampala)] Evanston, Illinois, United States -Rotary International President-elect Sam F. Owori died unexpectedly on July 13 due to complications from surgery.

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Malawians in Ireland to Crown Beauty Queen and King

[Nyasa Times] It’s that pageantry moment again. Malawians in Ireland will on 29 July watch the crowing of beauty queen and king in the Mr and Miss Malawi Ireland to be held in Dublin.

[Nyasa Times] It's that pageantry moment again. Malawians in Ireland will on 29 July watch the crowing of beauty queen and king in the Mr and Miss Malawi Ireland to be held in Dublin.

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Nkana Forks Out $10, 000 To Settle Walter Binene Sabwa Bwalya’s Transfer

Twelve-time Zambian league kings Nkana have forked out US $10, 000 (about K88, 500) as transfer fee for striker Walter Binene Sabwa Bwalya. Nkana quietly met up officials from Lubumbashi Sports of the Democratic of Congo less than two weeks … Continued

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Twelve-time Zambian league kings Nkana have forked out US $10, 000 (about K88, 500) as transfer fee for striker Walter Binene Sabwa Bwalya. Nkana quietly met up officials from Lubumbashi Sports of the Democratic of Congo less than two weeks ago and discussed the player’s transfer to settle the dispute. The Lubumbashi Sports officials arrived in Kitwe to finalis the deal which includes a 20% sell on fee. According to sources familiar with the development, Nkana also insisted that the International Transfer Certificate (ITC) which the Congolese club was to issue should display Binene’s last name in Zambia – Bwalya. The hot-shot striker made Nkana’s selection for Saturday’s league match against Green Eagles of Choma but pulled a muscle during warm-up. Nkana lost the Week 17 fixture 2-0. Binene had been a subject of controversy after it emerged he had featured in the Zambian league without clearance for over a year and a half. The player arrived from Lubumbashi Sports and joined Forest Rangers where he rechristened from Heritier Binene Sabwa to Walter Binene Bwalya before he was poached by Nkana. While at Nkana, information emerged through a complaint by Lusaka Dynamos that the striker did not have an ITC to feature in the local league. The FAZ secretariat was forced to suspend Binene from feauturing in the local league while Nkana tried to resolve the matter in the background. There were also attempts to give Binene a Zambia national team call up but the revelations and quiet settlement reached between the two clubs confirms Binene’s presence in the local league was shrouded in a “fishy” transfer. His Chipolopolo call up may hang in balance as his nationality is determined to be Congolese. The post Nkana Forks Out $10, 000 To Settle Walter Binene Sabwa Bwalya’s Transfer appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Tracking Emong’s Rise to the Top of the World

[Monitor] Kampala -David Emong run the race of his life, his fastest ever, to win his first ever gold, in the T46 1500m event at the World Para Athletics Championship in London on Saturday night.

[Monitor] Kampala -David Emong run the race of his life, his fastest ever, to win his first ever gold, in the T46 1500m event at the World Para Athletics Championship in London on Saturday night.

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U.S. Network Adapts Nigeria’s Nnedi Okorafor’s Novel for TV Series

[Daily Trust] Nigerian-British writer Nnedi Okorafor has revealed that her 2010 fantasy novel ‘Who Fears Death’ has been adapted by Home Box Office (HBO) for a television series. In a tweet on the 10th of July, the writer shared this news with her fans…

[Daily Trust] Nigerian-British writer Nnedi Okorafor has revealed that her 2010 fantasy novel 'Who Fears Death' has been adapted by Home Box Office (HBO) for a television series. In a tweet on the 10th of July, the writer shared this news with her fans and followers. The book won the 2011 World Fantasy Award for best novel as well as the Carl Brandon Kindred Award in 2010, for outstanding work of speculative fiction dealing with race and ethnicity because of its unique blend of Nigerian culture with science fiction.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

MP Bobi Wine Responds to Museveni On By-Elections

[Monitor] The newly elected MP for Kyaddondo East Robert Kagulanyi Sentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine has responded to President Museveni’s concern on by-elections and other issues in the country.

[Monitor] The newly elected MP for Kyaddondo East Robert Kagulanyi Sentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine has responded to President Museveni's concern on by-elections and other issues in the country.

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